This place has been high on my list the moment I heard that chef Jock Zonfrillo, former chef of Magill Estate, was opening up an eatery on the popular strip of Rundle Street in the east end of the city. Two restaurants on the one premise; upstairs being the formal and high end restaurant called Orana with a degustation menu showcasing Australia’s native ingredients whilst downstairs is ‘Street’, a split level dining area with a more casual and relaxed vibe with a large bar – the perfect spot for an after work pick me up beverage ;).
Menu lit up on the wall and cold beers to combat the humid and sticky weather
The space was large and open with plenty of seating available inside and outside. The menu was showcased on one side of the wall almost like an art installation in an array of different coloured light boxes with different font faces. We took turns to get out of our seat to spy on the menu and decided on a handful of plates to share.
Time to get our fingers dirty! Thankfully we were given a hand washing
bowl bucket so we could wash our hands once we were done.
Hot wings; $12.90
BBQ pork ribs braised, fried and glazed; $18.90
Hello hot wings! Although we would have preferred the wings to be crisper on the outside, the sauce won us over. A nice spicy kick and each wing had a good amount of sauce to pair up with the meat inside. As for the ribs, they were glazed in a quandong and bush tomato sauce which was sweet and sticky; the meat being tender and falling off the bone with ease. The fried crispiness on the outside was a nice textural surprise! Definitely one of the better ribs we’ve had in Adelaide.
Crisp fries; $6.90
Cheeseburger: dry aged rump and chuck, our bacon; $14.90
They weren’t lying when they said these fries were crispy! They were sooooo crispy and not dry. Just the right amount of seasoning! We couldn’t get to the bottom of the box so we took it away whilst we wondered around the gardens and snacking at it every now and then. No doubt they were cold by then, but still so incredibly crispy and good! These are a must order should you drop into Street for a bite. The cheeseburger was tasty and the pattie was juicy and flavourful but we thought it wasn’t worth the price tag.
Kangaroo shoulder to share; $16.90pp
Street offers a menu that is casual and relaxed with the food being served in cardboard boxes; I’m not too much of a fan of the cardboard boxes but they do their job. Food is tasty and simple utilising Australian native ingredients and paired with fresh and local produce.
No reservations needed for Street, walk ins only. 😉
285 Rundle Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8227 0344